Truckers Show “Love and Support” to Man Fighting Cancer in Unforgettable Way
Rolling Fork, MS – This week, in a beautiful demonstration of kindness and support, Mississippi truckers lined Highway 61 to send well-wishes to a 20-year-old local man who was headed out of town to receive treatment for a rare bone cancer.
On Thursday, Chandler Ross, 20, was headed from his hometown of Rolling Fork, en route to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN to begin cancer treatments.
Ross was recently diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, a very rare type of bone cancer that begins in the cells that form bones.
In a Facebook post, Ross said he, along with some family and friends, gathered at a church for a prayer meeting before leaving town for treatment.
Afterwards, as they were driving on Highway 61, Ross noticed dozens of semis lined up along the side of the road.
As the car Ross was riding in exited town, truckers blasted their horns to send him off.
Several of the trucks donned signs with notes of encouragement such as, “We love you Chandler!” and “#TeamBossRoss.”
Many supporters also stood alongside the road, holding signs and waving as the car left town with a police escort.
“Oh my Lord!” a woman riding in the car proclaimed, through tears of gratitude.
In total, Ross said 52 semis lined the highway.
“I love each and every one of you guys,” Ross said in a heartwarming post. “I thank you so much for the love and support that I have received!”
Family and friends are using the hashtag #TeamBossRoss in social media posts to encourage the young man in his ongoing battle with cancer.
Photos courtesy Will Wood and Chandler Ross